Aduro Biotech Scientific Advisor and Co-Founder of Aduro Biotech Europe Wiebe Olijve Honored with Royal Decoration
November 21, 2017 at 01:00 AM EST
BERKELEY, Calif. and OSS, Netherlands, Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aduro Biotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADRO), a biopharmaceutical company with three distinct immunotherapy technologies, today announced that Wiebe Olijve, PhD, a member of its scientific advisory board and co-founder of Aduro Biotech Europe (formerly known as BioNovion), has been named a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion. This prestigious award was bestowed on Dr Olijve by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands for his outstanding international contribution to the development of innovative and life-saving medicines. Dr Olijve received the Royal Decoration from the Mayor of Oss during the Aduro Biotech Europe Partners in Immuno-Oncology symposium on November 20.
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“Dr Olijve’s achievements have dramatically improved the health of countless people in The Netherlands and globally. His pioneering work in biotechnology was key to creating new classes of drugs and vaccines based on recombinant DNA technology. More recently, as a co-founder of BioNovion, he was a key contributor to the development of innovative antibodies with potential for treating cancer, including Aduro’s anti-APRIL program, which is expected to enter clinical studies in 2017,” said Hans van Eenennaam, PhD, chief operational officer of Aduro Biotech Europe. “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Wiebe and are honoured to have him as a member of our scientific advisory board.”
“On behalf of the city of Oss, I would like to congratulate Wiebe Olijve with this Decoration, which recognises his great achievements in drug discovery and development. Not only have his achievements made a significant impact on the health of so many people, but the development and manufacturing of products, such as Puregon and Keytruda, in the Oss area have been and still are an important source of employment for the city,” said Mayor Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans.
Achievement in Dr Olijve’s distinguished career include:
To view Dr. Olijve’s bio, please visit the Aduro website at: http://www.aduro.com/about/scientific-advisory-board.
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